The Detroit Red Wings Mike Babcock, Tampa Bay Lightnings Jon Cooper and Colorado Avalanches Patrick Roy have been named finalists for the 2013-14 Jack Adams Award. Stan Olejniczak Jersey Retro . The trophy is awarded annually to the head coach who has "contributed the most to his teams success." Babcock led the Red Wings to their 23rd consecutive playoff berth, the longest active streak in North American professional sports. The Red Wings used 38 players during the regular season, including nine who made their NHL debuts. Babcock is a Jack Adams finalist for the second time, his first coming in 2007-08. Cooper guided Tampa Bay to a second-place finish in the Atlantic Division in his rookie coaching season. The club placed 28th in the overall League standings in 2012-13. He had previously served as coach of the Lightnings AHL affiliate in Norfolk, helping them capture the 2012 Calder Cup. Another coaching rookie, Roy lifted the Avalanche to third in the overall standings after placing 29th in 2012-13. Colorado became the first club since the NHL expanded to 21 teams in 1979 to go from the bottom three to top three in a single season. The Avalanche matched a franchise record for wins, recorded the NHLs best road mark. Cheap Jerseys . Last year, Islanders forward Colin Mcdonald released a "Do It For Colin" campaign to promote his teammate and friend John Tavares for the EA sports honour:The most popular sports voting video ever has to go to Chris Bosh who showcased his comedic abilities in his effort to get fans to vote him into the 2008 All Star Game:You can vote for TJ and other star players for the NHL 15 cover vote here. Bryce Callahan Jersey Retro . The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive.STONEY CREEK, Ont. -- The Canadian Football League Players Association has elected a new executive committee as it prepares for the next round of labour talks with the league. Scott Flory has been elected president, Jay McNeil will serve as first vice-president and Marwan Hage of the Ottawa Redblacks will serve as second vice-president, the CFLPA said Monday in a statement. Flory succeeds Mike Morreale as president. The 2014-15 executive committee also includes third vice-president Jeff Keeping of the Toronto Argonauts and treasurer Brian Ramsay of the Edmonton Eskimos. The CFLPA is set to hold talks with the league April 10-11. "This CBA negotiation, coinciding as it does with the start of the leagues new five-year deal with TSN, is a perfect time to revisit some of the past revenue concessions made by the CFL players and negotiate a deal that is fair and reasonable for both the players and the league," Flory said. Player health and safety issues, career transitioning and pension improvements are also expected to be discussed. The leagues current collective bargaining agreement with the players expires May 30. Flory said he is expectting changes going forward. Bud Cooper Jersey Retro. . "Our members have worked hard to provide high-calibre entertainment on the field, as well as a strong CFL presence in their communities, both of which have contributed significantly to the success of the league," he said. "While the CFLPA agrees that we must remain sensible and smart about our business, the burden of financial responsibility is not one that can or should be borne solely by the players. "While we want to continue to play the game that we love, we will not play the 2014 season under the terms of the current CBA." In a release earlier in the month, commissioner Mark Cohon said labour negotiations will be kept private. "Out of respect for this important process, and for our players, I never discuss negotiations in the media or in public," Cohon said. "We are committed to working towards a fair and reasonable agreement with our players. We want to be fair to them and keep our league on the path to being strong as well as stable." The 2014 season is slated to begin June 26 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers home to the Toronto Argonauts. ' ' '
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